ARCHIVE: September 2019

Teen Drivers, Passengers Need to Be Safety-Conscious

SATURDAY, Sept. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teens enjoy the freedom of driving with friends, but parents worry about potential distractions. More than half of U.S. parents in a new nationwide poll...

Second Thoughts About That Tattoo? Here's Some Advice

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If it's time for that tattoo to go, here's some advice from the American Academy of Dermatology. Lasers removal of tattoos has become safer and more...

Make Learning Fun, and Kids Learn More

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Make it fun, and they will learn. That's the conclusion of a new Canadian study that analyzed a kindergarten teaching program that favors playful...

FDA OKs New Pill for Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new pill to lower blood sugar for people with type 2 diabetes was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday. The drug, Rybelsus (...

AHA News: Adopted Baby's Unexpected Heart Problem Brought...

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- When their hopes of adopting a child from China were stretched thin by years of wait, Vanessa and Chris Zoog asked for a baby with a...

Anemia During Pregnancy Tied to Higher Odds for Autism, ADHD in...

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer from anemia early in pregnancy are at risk for having a child with autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and intellectual...

Flavored E-Cigarettes May Make Asthma Worse

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Black licorice, banana pudding and other flavored electronic cigarette liquids may make respiratory diseases like asthma worse, a new international study...

Low Vitamin D Levels, Shorter Life?

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged adults with low vitamin D levels may live shorter lives, a large study suggests. The findings come from a 20-year follow-up of more...

Sick Americans Turning to Medical Pot for Help

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans use marijuana to help them cope with an illness than just to get high, a new study finds. Nearly 46% of those who use pot say they do so...

Take a Fresh Look at Fitness Classes

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tired of taking the same old cardio class? It's time to explore some of the combination classes being offered at both large gyms and small, more...

Smarter Snacks for Football Fans

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- This year, when the gang comes over to watch football, score big with these healthy treats. Rich and creamy onion dip with chips is a favorite and so easy...

Don't Let Fear of Cancer Keep You From Doctor Visits

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As terrified as you might be of a possible cancer diagnosis from your doctor, a new study warns that you still need to keep your appointment. Why? Patients...

Hysterectomy Procedure Tied to Worse Cancer Outcomes

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women who must have their uterus removed should be wary of a procedure called uncontained uterine power morcellation, Yale University researchers warn....

Opioid Prescriptions for Eye Surgery Patients Surge

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Though eye surgery has gotten easier for patients, the percentage who filled an opioid prescription after an eye operation tripled between 2000 and 2014,...

Flavored E-Cigarette Use Soars Among Young Adults

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the e-cigarette industry's marketing efforts have latched onto a new age group. Flavored e-cigarettes have now grown wildly...

Keeping Blood Sugar Steady Helps You Live Longer With Diabetes

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have type 2 diabetes, keeping your blood sugar levels stable over time may be key to living longer. New research finds that people who have more...

Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Rise to 530 Across 38 States...

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed or suspected severe lung illnesses linked to vaping has leapt to 530 cases across 38 states and the Virgin Islands, U.S. health...

AHA News: These Diets Helped Women With Diabetes Cut Heart...

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Eating patterns similar to the Mediterranean diet and the blood pressure-lowering DASH may help older women with Type 2 diabetes ward off...

For People at High Risk, Evidence That Exercise Might Slow...

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For people at risk of Alzheimer's disease, working out a couple of times a week might at least slow the onset of the illness, new research suggests....

Scientists Discover New Way Fat Harms Your Arteries

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may have found a way that obesity directly damages the arteries and contributes to heart disease -- a discovery that they say could eventually...

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